Order of Worship

27 August 2023

Sunday Morning Spiritual Formation

For Adults: the How and Why of Spiritual Connections

We gather at 9:00 am in the Multipurpose Room. Expect a warm welcome and grace-filled discussion.

For Children Ages 4 and up: Getting to Know You

You can find us in the Blue Room! Look for signs and friendly faces as you enter the education building. For children under 4, Amy and Jaian are ready for you in the Red Room. Sunday mornings are time for fun and connection.

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Order of Worship

Opening Words

One: Who are we and what are we called to do?

All: To create a world where every person is radically affirmed and barriers between people become bridges of inclusion, justice, and spirituality.


Shared by Travis Meyers

Welcome and Announcements

Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Singing Our Faith ~ "There is Room for All"

There is room for all 

in the shadow of God’s wing;

There is room for all sheltered in God’s love.

And I rejoice and sing,  

“My refuge and my rock in whom I trust.”

There is room for all. There is room for all.


The Peace

Led by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Let us greet each other as a sign of God's peace and of our shared friendship.

Singing Our Faith ~ "Free To Be You and Me"

There’s a land that I see where the children are free.

 And I say it ain’t far to this land from where we are.

Take my hand, come with me where the children are free.

Come with me, take my hand, and we’ll live...


In a land where the river runs free.

In a land through the green country.

In a land to a shining sea.

In a land where the horses run free.

And you and me are free to be, you and me.


I see a land, bright and clear and the time’s comin’ near

When we’ll live in this land, you and me, hand in hand.

Take my hand, come along, lend your voice to my song.

Come along, take my hand, sing a song...



Every boy in this land grows to be his own man.

In this land, every girl grows to be her own woman.

Take my hand, come with me, where the children are free.

Come with me, take my hand, and we’ll run...



Opening Prayer and The Prayer of Jesus  

Sung Responsively

Our Creator in heaven

Hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread,

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those

Who trespass against us.

Save us from the time of trial, 

And deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power 

And the glory are yours

Now and forever. Amen


The Word About Life for Today - Matthew 15

Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?’ He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth  proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, and slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’

Celebrations and Celebration Song

Led by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

This is our time to share the celebrations of our lives: birthdays, 

anniversaries, words of kindness and works of peace and justice.  

Celebrate your heart and your spirit,

Celebrate your life while you live it.

Even when it’s hard to do,

Celebrate the best of you.

Celebrate your dreams and your visions,

Celebrate the love you’ve been given.

Cherish all that you’ve been through,

Celebrate the best of you.


Invitation to Give

Led by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Let us bring our offerings as a decision to be co-creators with God in a safer and more inclusive world. Let us give of ourselves and our offerings to make life good.

Offerings and Offertory

Shared by Travis Meyers

"These Things I've Done" by The Killers

Dedication of Our Offerings

Led by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

One: By our smallest actions, we become part of a bigger world. The smallest giving can be an expression of the good spirit of generosity and caring. 

All: May we and these gifts be used to build a foundation of inclusion, justice and spirituality. Amen.

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Words For Mission   

Led by Rev. Ken Heintzelman

One:   May the God you see in all the wonders of

Creation arouse in you a sense of awe and wonder.

All: May the God who is a sacred presence be real to all of us.

One: May the God who is a source of inspiration and courage keep calling you forward.

All: May our God go with us, and bless us.

One: These are the times

All: We are the people.

One: All of Creation is blessed!

All: May we love all and serve all!

One: God be with you.

All: And also with you.

One: Amen.  

All: Amen!

Sending Forth Song ~ "Trees of The Field'


You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace;

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you.

There’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field

will clap, will clap their hands.


And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,

(clap, clap)

The trees of the field will clap their hands,

(clap, clap)

The trees of the field will clap their hands (clap, clap)

While you go out with joy.

(Repeat faster)

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